Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company timeline

Hershey Estates | 1927 – 1976

October 31, 1927 – Hershey Estates incorporated in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

November 1927 – Hershey Estates moved from Lebanon, Pennsylvania to Hershey, Pennsylvania

December 1927 – Hershey Estates assumes ownership of a variety of properties including Hersheypark, the Hershey Laundry, and the Cocoa Inn

1929 – Hershey Estates manages construction of the Hershey Community Building

May 27, 1933 – The Hotel Hershey opens

1967 – Hershey Motor Lodge opens

December 21, 1971 – Hershey Estates announces major renovations of Hersheypark to debut in 1972 and to be completed by 1978

April 1, 1976 – Hershey Estates announces that the company has agreed to manage the Lancaster Hilton Inn, which they would rename Hotel Brunswick

HERCO, Inc. | 1976 – 1980

June 23, 1976 – Hershey Estates is renamed HERCO, Inc.

Hershey Entertainment & Resort Company | 1980 – 1998

1980 – HERCO, Inc., is renamed Hershey Entertainment & Resort Company

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company | 1998 – present

1998 – Hershey Entertainment & Resort Company is formally renamed Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company and completely discontinues using the HERCO, Inc., name

2002 – The Spa at The Hotel Hershey opens

September 12, 2017 – MeltSpa by Hershey, a brach of The Spa at The Hotel Hershey opens